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User avatar #3 - Maroon ONLINE (08/23/2013) [-]
I'm seriously tired of all the ridiculous things they come up with to not be noticeable so they can ticket speeders in speed traps. Quit wasting time and money and go stop ******* criminals.
User avatar #190 to #3 - wersand (08/24/2013) [-]
We could just be like Germany and set up cameras that take pictures of every single person going over the speed limit and give everyone who can't follow the rules a ticket.
User avatar #168 to #3 - pepemex (08/24/2013) [-]
-309? Why are so many Funnyjunkers sucking police dick?
User avatar #208 to #168 - Maroon ONLINE (08/24/2013) [-]
Funnyjunk is full of lemmings. The guy calling me a dumbass because he ignored the point I made is in the top comments so of course everyone has to suck his dick and agree with him.
User avatar #130 to #3 - bemisshare (08/24/2013) [-]
Talk about mass group-mindset downthumbing. We have to waste so much moneyon people who want to go a little faster, but people in gangs roam the streets rampant. Watch the Vice on Chicago gangs, and then tell me how much of a problem speeding is.
#98 to #3 - worried (08/24/2013) [-]
*violent crimes
#94 to #3 - biddo (08/24/2013) [-]
you are now maroon maroon
#87 to #3 - xxxsonic fanxxx (08/24/2013) [-]
Maroon is a dumb, give me thumbs.
#65 to #3 - gastrofizzy (08/24/2013) [-]
(It's ok, I agree with you no matter how many red thumbs you get)
#63 to #3 - xxxsonic fanxxx (08/24/2013) [-]
erm..how about you dun go over the speed limit
#52 to #3 - xxxsonic fanxxx (08/24/2013) [-]
just die
User avatar #39 to #3 - kirkbot ONLINE (08/24/2013) [-]
or you could just stop endangering your own life and the lives of everyone else on the road and stop speeding
User avatar #210 to #39 - Maroon ONLINE (08/24/2013) [-]
Bitch, speed traps are areas set up to look like you are following the speed limit but then you get ticketed for 10-15 over. I'm not complaining about assholes who do 25 over all the time getting tickets.
User avatar #127 to #39 - heartlessrobot (08/24/2013) [-]
Except an obvious cop prevents speeding, a hidden one only catches them after they speed.
User avatar #40 to #39 - castellandraco (08/24/2013) [-]
ok speeding and reckless driving are two different things, speeding in a 55 zone is 58 or more mph, recklessly driving can happen at any speed i agree with him, why not stop actual problems, those speed trap are bs and undercover cops for speeding is a waste of $$
User avatar #56 to #40 - admiralen (08/24/2013) [-]
you know, they have those so that people will be paranoid and follow the speed limits all the time, what defence to you even have if you were breaking the obvious easy to follow rules, just cause you were impatient
User avatar #36 to #3 - tealkangaroo (08/24/2013) [-]
Why do you think speeding is illegal you idiot? it's because people ******* die!
User avatar #25 to #3 - lesrin (08/24/2013) [-]
hurrr durrrr stop doing your job and punishing me for breaking the law and endangering others
User avatar #20 to #3 - ivoryhammer (08/24/2013) [-]
Speeding kills.
User avatar #26 to #20 - quesocnkane (08/24/2013) [-]
speeding never killed anyone. Suddenly coming to a stop is what gets you.
User avatar #126 to #26 - takesomemorewater (08/24/2013) [-]
Stop being a moron.
#164 to #126 - quesocnkane (08/24/2013) [-]
Jeremy Clarkson said this you 						*******					.   
   
Seriously? I'm the ONLY one who watches Top Gear? I thought that would be such an obvious reference...
Jeremy Clarkson said this you ******* .

Seriously? I'm the ONLY one who watches Top Gear? I thought that would be such an obvious reference...
User avatar #225 to #164 - takesomemorewater (08/24/2013) [-]
I watch Top Gear enough. My brother is a fanatic, and he got me into it. I love the show, though I'm very sorry that I can't remember that exact quote because I've watched 200 million ******* episodes already...very sorry indeed. Some quotation marks would have helped.

Again, very very sorry...
User avatar #226 to #225 - quesocnkane (08/24/2013) [-]
I thought it was such an obvious reference I wouldnt need to quote him.

Lesson learned.
User avatar #71 to #26 - IbeTrollinFewl ONLINE (08/24/2013) [-]
"speeding never killed anyone."
"guns never killed anyone, it's the bullets that get ya."
******* moron.
User avatar #165 to #71 - quesocnkane (08/24/2013) [-]
I take it you don't watch Top Gear? You've never heard of Jeremy Clarkson? He's the one who said this.
User avatar #183 to #165 - IbeTrollinFewl ONLINE (08/24/2013) [-]
Love top gear, guess I've never seen that episode though.
User avatar #184 to #183 - quesocnkane (08/24/2013) [-]
Well im super stoked to be at -19 because nobody watches it.
User avatar #82 to #71 - whycanticaps (08/24/2013) [-]
I think it was supposed to be a joke
#124 to #82 - xxxsonic fanxxx (08/24/2013) [-]
He's actually being serious, he's just a moron.
User avatar #27 to #26 - ivoryhammer (08/24/2013) [-]
Semantics semantics.
User avatar #12 to #3 - whycanticaps (08/24/2013) [-]
speeding is a crime, speeding through speed traps is also a crime, it is a crime because it endangers yourself and others around you. It is not stupid.
User avatar #18 to #12 - Maroon ONLINE (08/24/2013) [-]
Do you understand what a speed trap is? It's when the speed is drastically lowered for completely arbitrary reasons in an area you wouldn't expect. Right down the street from where I live, the speed limit drops to 35 (on a four lane highway). The area with the reduced speed is only about a mile in length and the signs on either end are placed at corners where they would be easy to overlook. I see people getting pulled over there on a daily basis for no real reason. Most are going the usual 45-50 mph, so it's only the arbitrary speed limit drop that caused them to get pulled over.
User avatar #110 to #18 - rieskimo (08/24/2013) [-]
Now it just sounds like your complaining about something you don't understand.

I can't speak for where you live, I'll give you that, but I can speak for where I live.
When I was young and had only been driving for a few years, all these speeds seemed to make no sense. I would just tear ass all over the place. Having nobody to slow me down and going upwards of 4 times the posted limit it became apparent to me at some point of how easy it is to lose control. Once you lose control the higher the speed, the worse an more likely a damaging collision will be. There are parts on high traffic/higher speed areas that they suddenly slow the traffic down, every single time that I've seen this I can tell why. Sometimes it's the fact that there are houses close to the road, sometimes it's an odd curve to the road, other times it's simply seasonal and only in certain weather conditions is speed a real threat, but every time there has been a reason.

Just because you may not understand a reason, doesn't mean there isn't a reason.
Cops generally don't sit in one area, unless there's a population of assholes who drive dangerously(speeders fit this category) in that area regularly.

Hey, maybe somehow there is a conspiracy that goes all the way to the civil engineers. I don't live in your area, so I don't know. I'm just telling you not to assume that speeds drop for no reason, unless you're an expert in that area of civil engineering.
User avatar #209 to #110 - Maroon ONLINE (08/24/2013) [-]
Did I mention their main HQ is right down the street from that road? Also, they do sit in one place, I see a cop waiting in the same spot on an almost daily basis. The road is a highway connecting several towns/ cities and get's a lot of outsider traffic which is who they go after. I've learned my lesson on speeding, stuff like this still gets me mad though because you get set up for it.
User avatar #230 to #209 - gatorade (08/25/2013) [-]
Shouldn't have to worry about it if you aren't speeding.
#70 to #18 - xxxsonic fanxxx (08/24/2013) [-]
You ******* moron. A speed trap is when a cop ******* sits in a spot where there are little to no turns/speed bumps with a device because asshole's like you speed there and endanger other people.
User avatar #54 to #18 - admiralen (08/24/2013) [-]
so you call it a speed trap cause youre so stupid you cant see the signs, and then the people who go WAY to fast on this road get taken, then its a trap
User avatar #4 to #3 - demcupcakes (08/23/2013) [-]
speeding is a crime dumbass
#72 to #4 - xxxsonic fanxxx (08/24/2013) [-]
The amount of time and money spent on speeding as opposed to far more serious crimes is ridiculous.
User avatar #172 to #72 - octaviano (08/24/2013) [-]
If speeding was legal, do you know how many traffic accidents there would be?
And how many potential dead people?
#191 to #172 - xxxsonic fanxxx (08/24/2013) [-]
Over 9000
User avatar #131 to #72 - gatorade (08/24/2013) [-]
Actually tickets give the Police Department a lot of money. More than anything else just about. Which allow them to be a better PD.
#175 to #131 - cabbagemayhem (08/24/2013) [-]
Their money should come from taxes, not from finding ways to extract more fines. Seriously!?
User avatar #224 to #175 - gatorade (08/24/2013) [-]
That just means much much higher taxes! Are you willing to pay the money that was supposed to be paid by a person who broke the law?

Do you also want to pay bail for criminals? Or Criminal fines? You want to pay for things you've never done?
#229 to #224 - cabbagemayhem (08/25/2013) [-]
I'll ignore your second line because I'm sure you didn't mean to say something ridiculous. Concerning your first line, though: I thought someone might say that out of naivete. I will spell it out for you. If you give an incentive to fine and arrest people, people will be fined and arrested for reasons other than public interest. The public...will be fined and arrested. You will be paying people to find reasons to criminalize you regardless of whether you're a criminal. This is the current state of affairs. Criminal justice must be funded accountably by society and remain unbiased. That does not mean much higher taxes, but it does mean much better scrutiny with the criminal justice system, which is more important for your health than you probably know. Did I answer to your satisfaction?
#238 to #229 - xxxsonic fanxxx (08/29/2013) [-]
Yes! This is something that has hovered in the back of my mind for a long time. It is something that really should be corrected. It places the interests of the public and the police at odds. When you see a police officer while driving, one shouldn't feel fear, but security.
#239 to #238 - cabbagemayhem (08/29/2013) [-]
well said
#67 to #4 - xxxsonic fanxxx (08/24/2013) [-]
yeah, but it shouldn't be.
User avatar #186 to #67 - Cloudlessewe (08/24/2013) [-]
Lets get things straight, Speeding is a crime. Cops that ticket speeders are meant to punish them to stop them from speeding again due to the fact that speed limits are set in areas so people can traverse them in the quickest time, while still being safe. If no-one got punished for speeding, then people could just go 50 or 60 mph in heavily populated roads and chances are people will get run over and die.
Moral of the story: Speeding is a serious crime and should be punished.
User avatar #133 to #67 - gatorade (08/24/2013) [-]
Yeah, say that when you see a car get crunched because they're going 90 mph and get hit by an 18-wheeler....

"It shouldn't be" What an idiot, the autobahn is one road, a single road out west may be a decent idea but everywhere is ******* stupid.
User avatar #35 to #4 - trollchildxy ONLINE (08/24/2013) [-]
And speed-traps are illegal most-everywhere.
#45 to #35 - envinite ONLINE (08/24/2013) [-]
No. It's speeding that is illegal almost everywhere.
User avatar #119 to #45 - skypatrol ONLINE (08/24/2013) [-]
Actually, it is illegal for a cop to sit in an obscure position just past a speed limit sign and wait for speeders.
They do it just to make money.
And sometimes they ignore calls for much much much more serious crimes, just because they want to get more tickets.
The more tickets they get, the faster they get off traffic duty.
#171 to #119 - xxxsonic fanxxx (08/24/2013) [-]
thanks to police capturing speeders we have atleast 70% smaller death rate on roads. Go to middle-east, more people die in traffic per day than the war has had casulties (avrage per day). Go as tourist, take taxi and watch how taxi driver drives 90kmh in city and makes you feel that you are about to crash every second.
User avatar #173 to #171 - skypatrol ONLINE (08/24/2013) [-]
I'm not talking about cops pulling people over for RECKLESS speeding.
I'm talking about the assholes who pull you over for going 5 over when nobody else is on the ************* road.
User avatar #134 to #119 - gatorade (08/24/2013) [-]
You sound like you really know your stuff.....

Tell me how, are you a damn cop?
User avatar #144 to #134 - skypatrol ONLINE (08/24/2013) [-]
No, i've talked to cops, and read the books myself.
Over the course of 48 years, you get to know these things.
User avatar #167 to #144 - swalshy (08/24/2013) [-]
Funny. My dad is a cop and none of that **** is true.
User avatar #170 to #167 - skypatrol ONLINE (08/24/2013) [-]
Cops must be obviously visible while setting up a speed trap. It's the law in every state i've ever asked about.
User avatar #211 to #174 - skypatrol ONLINE (08/24/2013) [-]
Yes, because Yahoo answers is the best source ever.
"it's been in practice for years" Suddenly makes it legal.
They give you a ticket, and most people won't go and fight it. But you can get a speeding ticket overturned if they were hiding behind a bush when the speed limit just changes where they are sitting.
User avatar #212 to #211 - swalshy (08/24/2013) [-]
Now you have 2 arguments dumb ass.
1) They're hiding (not illegal)
2) They're right by a change-speed sign which is bad but I've never seen any cops do it.
So stop ******* commenting.
User avatar #213 to #212 - skypatrol ONLINE (08/24/2013) [-]
My point is, that you can get it overturned in a civil court if they were hiding.
And yes, cops sit right on the other goddamn side of the signs. I got clocked going 50 on some backroad.
It was 50 for the past 5 miles
Half-sharp turn, so I slowed down from 55->50 for the turn
Speed changes to 30 just as I begin to come out of the turn.
Cop sitting right on the other side. Pulled me over and gave me a $400 speeding ticket.
Got it overturned because he was too close to the speed limit sign (judge said some yardage, but I completely forget what he said, it was awhile ago.)
User avatar #214 to #213 - swalshy (08/24/2013) [-]
Only hiding by the sign dumbass.
User avatar #215 to #214 - skypatrol ONLINE (08/24/2013) [-]
That's not all the judge said. It's one of the reasons.
Goddamn you're thick.
User avatar #216 to #215 - swalshy (08/24/2013) [-]
Let's see..
My mom's a cop. Dad was a cop until he became a detective. Aunt's a lawyer. And around 8 uncles are cops (Irish family).
I think I know my **** .
User avatar #217 to #216 - skypatrol ONLINE (08/24/2013) [-]
So, because everyone BUT you is a cop, suddenly you're a genius when it comes to law.
I have 3 friends who are judges, I know 4 lawyers, 2 of which I am close with, a prostitute, and Obama, and casper the ghost
Does that mean I know everything?
No.
I just know from ******* experience that what I am saying is true.
and other people that I knew that had the same thing happen to them in different states, and won when they took it to court.
User avatar #218 to #217 - swalshy (08/24/2013) [-]
Dude you can't even remember what the judge ******* told you.
User avatar #220 to #218 - skypatrol ONLINE (08/24/2013) [-]
It was 15 goddamn years ago.
You try and remember things that far back when you get near your sixties.
And no, it hasn't since been outdated; seeing how this knowledge has been more common in my area, and more people are having their tickets overturned because they were hiding behind the sign.
User avatar #221 to #220 - swalshy (08/24/2013) [-]
Again you're bringing up the point of HIDING BEHIND A SIGN instead of just hiding behind a bush or sometihng. 1st part is bad, 2nd part isn't. Jesus
User avatar #223 to #221 - swalshy (08/24/2013) [-]
Shut up dude.
Obviously I didn't mean they hid just behind a sign.
But that's your ******* dumb ass answer for everything is they were to close to a sign.
Which is BAD and why it was overturned. If they're not by a sign IT'S FINE.
User avatar #222 to #221 - skypatrol ONLINE (08/24/2013) [-]
They are not using the sign to hide you thick ************ .
They are HIDING behind something like a tree or bush which is BEHIND THE SIGN.
Do I need to explain everything to people?
Do you lack all common sense and critical thinking skills?
User avatar #9 to #4 - Soviet Savior (08/24/2013) [-]
speeding is a crime but you rarely see anybody from law enforcement discourage it. why? because speeding tickets is a source of revenue for the state, same with parking meters. everybody speeds when a cop isnt around. so there is something better most of them could be doing,
User avatar #160 to #9 - freakyorange ONLINE (08/24/2013) [-]
Though you're right about the revenue, and the added fact that they have a quota they have to meet per month, they're still keeping the public safe by preventing speeding and drunk driving.
User avatar #74 to #9 - hanabro (08/24/2013) [-]
Speeding tickets ARE the discouragement for speeding you stupid ******* cuntstain.
User avatar #10 to #9 - demcupcakes (08/24/2013) [-]
Why would you think people break the law when cops arent around just cause theres no cops most people still follow the law.
User avatar #11 to #10 - Soviet Savior (08/24/2013) [-]
obliviously you have never driven in California, the freeway speed limit is 70mph but EVERYBODY that isnt hauling a trailer goes at least 85mph.
User avatar #21 to #11 - yutdollacwwwthree (08/24/2013) [-]
So that makes it ok then?
User avatar #34 to #21 - Crusader (08/24/2013) [-]
Legally it does actually.

You are supposed to go with the flow of traffic until a point where it endangers someone, this means that if everyone else is going 15 over, you are supposed to as well.

It's a weird law, I know.
User avatar #125 to #34 - ofmiceandmen (08/24/2013) [-]
It really makes sense if you think about it. If you're going 70 and everyone else is going 85 then you're just an obstacle that all the other people have to worry about.

In a way you're making the road less safe by trying to keep it safe.
User avatar #101 to #34 - yutdollacwwwthree (08/24/2013) [-]
Try going 15 over during a driver's test.
User avatar #6 to #4 - Maroon ONLINE (08/24/2013) [-]
I'm not talking about obvious speeding, I'm talking about speed traps. Let me tell you a little story.

>freshman year of college
>took a buddy of mine to see his friend a few states away
>on the way back, we pass through one of those little towns in the middle of nowhere
>we are pretty much clear of the town but I'm still keeping it at 40mph because I know speed tickets are basically how they live in those towns
>suddenly police car behind me
>look at friend "the **** ?"
>friend shrugs "dunno"
>policewoman comes up "yadda yadda you were doing 42 in a 25 zone"
>"what? there was never a sign that said 25. The last one I saw said 40"
>"this is a residential zone, the speed limit is automatically 25"
>look left, ******* woods
>look right, surprise, more ******* woods
>look at cop "you're ******* kidding me right?"
>"excuse me?"
>"..."
>cop leaves
>pull back on to road
>headlights shine on a sign I couldn't see before I got pulled over
>45mph
>allofmyrage
User avatar #132 to #6 - elcreepo (08/24/2013) [-]
1. You learn that **** in drivers ed, in a residential area the speeding limit is 25-30 mph.
2. You should have scanned for signs that say otherwise.
3. You should not be going above 35 mph in any area that might have children in it.
4. Speeding kills people. Cops might have dirty incentives to catch you but the reason they are given those incentives is to stop somebody before they take a joyride through a neighboorhood and kill little timmy.
5. You're a moroon.
User avatar #207 to #132 - Maroon ONLINE (08/24/2013) [-]
You dumb cunt, did you not read? It was a ******* forest. ******* woods everywhere. There weren't any god damn houses. If I had been pulled over in a ******* neighborhood, I would not have jack **** to be mad about would I? **** you.
User avatar #234 to #207 - elcreepo (08/25/2013) [-]
Where I live people deliberately make their homes concealed by about half an acre of woods.

Also, are you really that ******* stupid as to speed in an area where there's nowhere to go if you swerve?

Either way you should not have been speeding.
User avatar #236 to #234 - Maroon ONLINE (08/25/2013) [-]
For the love of **** and the thousandth time, I didn't even know. There was literally never a sign saying 25mph. I was supposed to know it was residential and drive accordingly but it was all ******* woods on the very edge of town in the middle of the ******* night without any street lights. I thought going the 40 I was doing was playing it safe. The road had double wide lanes for ***** sake, how was I supposed to guess it was "residential."
User avatar #13 to #6 - lolollo (08/24/2013) [-]
Sooooooooo because you had one bad incident with a cop being a complete douchetaint in a redneck ass part of the country (where the law enforcement is stereotyped to be even worse than the more urban areas) and automatically all cops are douchetaints...

You can see where one might get confused by your logic, right?
User avatar #17 to #13 - Maroon ONLINE (08/24/2013) [-]
Um, at what point did I say all cops are douchebags? I was referring to a very specific thing some counties do, i.e. disguising squad cars for speed traps. I've had a few run ins with the police and most were fair and a some were really nice so I have no reason to claim all cops are douchebags.
User avatar #22 to #17 - lolollo (08/24/2013) [-]
Then what was the point of your story? A cop claimed you were speeding when you probably weren't. This content is about how cops are becoming more incogneetus to catch people who will speed because they think they'll get away with it.

The concern you addressed with your story is tangential at best to the concern addressed by the content.
User avatar #8 to #6 - woodizeeman (08/24/2013) [-]
Cops can be dicks sometimes, i'm on your side.
User avatar #31 to #8 - bothemastaofall (08/24/2013) [-]
Cops are always dicks. Wouldn't be cops otherwise. They take money from you so they can be paid, and if you have a problem that warrants calling them, they won't come to your aid anyway, then they jail you for solving it yourself.
User avatar #232 to #31 - gatorade (08/25/2013) [-]
I see you just want to feel bad-ass so you tell people " **** the police, they ain't nothing but criminals themselves" When in fact you had one run-in with them and they ruined your dickery. You don't like the government because they oppress you...

Right...............
User avatar #136 to #31 - elcreepo (08/24/2013) [-]
Wow. My next door neighbor is a cop and he's probably the best guy I know. Kid down the block broke his arm and he was the first guy there, using his patrol car to get him to the hospital. He's also one of the reasons nobody gets broken into around here.

You must either be butthurt at having been caught doing something illegal that you personally think should be illegal, or you live in the redneck south where the general sentiment is that cops are bad.
#114 to #31 - johnnyafire (08/24/2013) [-]
Seriously, where's the logic in that?
User avatar #92 to #31 - XxXRoxasXxX (08/24/2013) [-]
Are you ******* kidding me?
User avatar #64 to #31 - iamtheceej (08/24/2013) [-]
You're a little retarded aren't you? It's a rhetorical question, we all know you're retarded.
User avatar #53 to #31 - admiralen (08/24/2013) [-]
that must be the most STUPID ******* comment ive ever seen lol
User avatar #106 to #53 - mrhotwings ONLINE (08/24/2013) [-]
If you think that comment is stupid, good luck dealing with the comment section of one of the millions of "Police Brutality" videos on youtube.
User avatar #233 to #106 - gatorade (08/25/2013) [-]
I know..... God dammit... I started to bleed from the amount I was just face-desking. They're like Vegans.
#7 to #6 - quesocnkane (08/24/2013) [-]
Couple questions:   
   
1. Why would you want police to stop "						*******					 criminals"? That would be terrible. I don't like hanging out with criminals all the time. I enjoy having them in jail.   
   
2. Why did you feel the need to greentext style that story?
Couple questions:

1. Why would you want police to stop " ******* criminals"? That would be terrible. I don't like hanging out with criminals all the time. I enjoy having them in jail.

2. Why did you feel the need to greentext style that story?
User avatar #19 to #7 - Maroon ONLINE (08/24/2013) [-]
was 1 a serious question or sarcasm?
User avatar #46 to #19 - envinite ONLINE (08/24/2013) [-]
No, Moroon.
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